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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] invalid HTTP status codes in access log
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2002 23:15:27 GMT
At 05:01 PM 3/22/2002, you wrote:
> > > Filters shouldn't return apr_status_t's, because there is nothing
> > > that the core can do with a status code.

True, they can do nothing with the apr_status_t code, any more than they
can do anything with the HTTP_SOME_CODE or any other magic number.
But an apr_status_t is far more descriptive of what went wrong in the filter
stack, and it doesn't bind filters as tightly to HTTP server applications.
I know there was a great deal of interest in using them in a client, and
there will certainly be other network applications over time.

Binding the result to HTTP code seems silly, Cliff is right --- if there is 
non-APR_SUCCESS result, the core should 500, something really broke.


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